Kalmin compares the diverse, although not disparate, ways biblical heroes are presented in the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds
, and offers various ideological paradigms that could have led to these variances.
The significance of research on the tripartite structure in the sugyot in general stems from the fact that very few studies have examined the sugyot from the perspective of their stylistic form, evident in the Babylonian Talmud
as a stylistic formative unit and as part of the redactors' considerations when editing the contents of the Babylonian Talmud
(Valler 1995, 169; Valler 1999, 10).
But as Daniel Boyarin writes in "A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud
as Diaspora", diaspora may be more constructively construed as a form of cultural hybridity or a mode of analysis.
38-43 (Genesis 9:8-15, Amos 3:1-2, Amos 9:7-10, and selections from Song of Songs Rabbah, Genesis Rabbah, Seder Eliahu Rabbah, Exodus Rabbah, Sifra, Sifre, Tan huma, Babylonian Talmud
Yevamot 47a--b, and Maimonides)
The Israelis said that the tomb belonged to Rabbi Ashi, the fifth century editor of the Babylonian Talmud
, and were adamant it stay inside Israel.
The topics include localizing the Buddha's presence at wayside shrines in northern Pakistan, "trading religions" and "visible religion" in the ancient Near East, trading in the symbols of the goddess Nanaya, Hanukkah in the Babylonian Talmud
and Zoroastrianism, sharing the concept of god among trading prophets in poems attributed to Umayya b.
The Babylonian Talmud
contains the text "when the wine enters, the secrets escape, and the man who does not become excited through wine can retain his secrets" (Rodkinson 1903, 154).
As such, it is a more refined work, and as a result, and for a variety of other reasons (the Babylonian Talmud
is later than the Jerusalem and hence able to override the decisions of the latter; the textual condition of the Babylonian Talmud
is in a more satisfactory state; the Babylonian Geonim at Sura and Pumbedita were in direct succession to the Babylonian Amoraim, so that the Babylonian Talmud
became 'our Talmud,' etc.
In a famous story told in the Babylonian Talmud
a heathen came to Rabbi Hillel inquiring about conversion to Judaism.
There are essays on the later books of the Old Testament, each book of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, most books of the New Testament, almost all of the non-biblical documents from Qumran, theological concepts, significant historical, literary, and religious figures and movements, the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmud
, the Samaritans, archaeological findings, culture and society, and discussions of leading researchers in this field (e.
The elephant is mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud
, tractate Brakhot, in connection with dreams.
, BERACHOS 17a; see also MISHNA TORAH, The
31) An earlier Talmud, called the Jerusalem Talmud, was redacted in Palestine about 100 years earlier, but it has never been regarded with the same reverence as the Babylonian Talmud
The Babylonian Talmud
, as traditionally interpreted, does indicate that a prohibition on causing unnecessary suffering to animals is a Biblical mandate.
Including a feminist critique of crucial texts, such as Ovid's "Art of Love," the Babylonian Talmud
, and Pliny the Younger's letters, Cohick's chapters chronologically progress through a typical first-century woman's life, beginning with the lifestyle of a daughter, the customary marriage and expectations as a wife, and the role as a mother.